Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions

Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions
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Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 285
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ISBN-10 : 9780814708422
ISBN-13 : 0814708420
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Download or read book Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions written by Nicholas Campion and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world. Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.


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